July 16, 2020

Archives for 2007

A Big Announcement

Went to the post office this morning (where Crazy For God and an Exodus Commentary by Peter Enns were waiting for me) and got my mail. Last letter in the stack was from the Louisville Institute. It opened with the usual “Thanks for applying…..400+ applicants….lots of deserving people….” And so on… And then the second […]

I’m Not Afraid of Atheists (or Their Movie)

UPDATE: Leithart on the movie. I’m starting to get the message. It goes like this: The Golden Compass is a movie that promotes atheism to young people. You need to warn students about this movie. Don’t let me write another word without saying that I have nothing but respect for those who are concerned about […]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #77

This and That. I finally vent about televangelists and those who wink at them. Some thoughts on internet “community.” Bill Kinnon: Wake Up Call to Media Ministries? Search the Scriptures by Alan Stibbs. Available from IVP. Internet Monk Radio is on iTunes Podcasts for free. Search for Monk. I’ll appear right under monkeys.

Best Book Ever: A Review of Christianity’s Dangerous Idea by Alister McGrath

Here’s an audio interview with Alister McGrath on the book. It will set you up for a great read. How’s your knowledge of the history of Protestantism? Are you intimidated by the scholarly tomes that give the history and theology of various reforms and traditions? Do you understand what it means to be a Protestant […]

Help Me With My Cornerstone Seminars

I’m going to be leading an unknown number of seminars at the Cornerstone Festival in July of ’08. It’s a great honor for me, and I hope to meet many of my readers there. Here’s last years seminar lineup. I would like to ask my readers to help me develop some possible seminar titles and […]

Riffs: 11:03:07: Missouri Baptists and The Battle of the Booze

UPDATE II: Daniel Whitfield’s comprehensive survey of the Biblical teaching on Alcohol use is a must have resource. Top notch. Distribute widely please. My own journey through the hypocrisy of Southern Baptists on this issue was written in One Big Happy Lie. UPDATE: Please read the comments on this post. Sad, sad, sad. The traditions […]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 26

Podcast 26. Discussing C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity Part 7: A Theology of Conversion. The podcast website is Coffee Cup Apologetics. All the episodes of Coffee Cup Apologetics are now on iTunes. Go to iTunes and search for “Apologetics.”

Talking to Young People about the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

The Sunday morning student worship gathering at our ministry has been going through the Apostles’ Creed. (We have completed the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer.) It’s my turn this Sunday, and my talk is about “I believe in the holy catholic church.” Considering that my audience is about 250 6th-12th graders, about half of […]

“Now Mr. Spencer, How Would You Like Your Crow?”

I haven’t blogged all that much about Rick Warren in the 7 years I’ve had this web site, but the times I have- which amount to a couple of essays and a lot of asides, comments and occasional references- it’s generally been negative. Some of that has been deserved- such as my essay prompted by […]

Recommendation and Review: Butterfly in Brazil by Glenn Packiam

In the center of our campus is a poem on a monument. The poem, which I can’t find online and won’t reproduce, is about accepting that God has sent you to serve in a small place. You’ve said, “Here am I, Lord. Send me,” and God has sent you to a place in the literal […]